A spot in the semi-finals remains the main target to Manchester City as they travel to take on Borussia Dortmund for the Champions League’s second leg. The match schedules for Wednesday at Signal-Iduna Park, with a kickoff at 10 pm.
The Black and Yellow had a goal reversed which could have ended in a dramatic 1-1 draw from the first leg at Etihad. However, a late Phil Foden strike saw City take a 2-1 win ahead of Wednesday’s meeting.
Erling Braut Haaland was more on an auditioning mission with City emerging favourites to sign the Norwegian International, especially with Sergio Aguero’s departure. Despite failing to find the back of the net, he cherishes bagging an assist for Marco Rues that keeps their hopes of a spot in the semi-finals alive.
The game brewed many controversies, especially after Jude Bellingham’s goal got denied after an alleged foul on Ederson. However, the 17-year-old is gearing up to show his youthful prowess against Pep Guardiola.
On the contrary, City head into the clash on the back of a disappointing 2-1 loss to Leeds United during the weekend. Despite their opponents being ten men down, Pep failed to equalize against Marco Bielsa’s men.
Moreover, the loss does not taint their title race wide open to 11 points above second-placed Manchester United.
Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City Head to Head
Both sides have five games against each other with Dortmund taking two wins while City with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Stuttgart 2-3 Dortmund
City 2-1 Dortmund
Dortmund 1-2 Frankfurt
Koln 2-2 Dortmund
Dortmund 2-0 Hertha BSC
Man City 1-2 Leeds United
Man City 2-1 Dortmund
Leicester City 0-2 Man City
Everton 0-2 Man City
Man City 2-0 Monchengladbach
Borussia Dortmund Team News
Former City youth product Jordan Sancho will not make the trip to reunite with the Citizens as he remains sidelined with a thigh problem. Two new injury concerns await the second leg, with Marco Reus and Hummels unavailable for selection. The match comes too soon for Axel Witsel, Dan-Axel Zagadou or Marcel Schmelzer.
Manchester City Team News
The camp’s injury concerns are little, but Sergio Aguero and Laporte picked up fresh injuries and remained sidelined. We expect a defensive reshuffle with Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker to replace Nathan Ake and Benjamin Mendy.
Prediction and Odds
This clash is far from over, especially with a sore Dortmund side eager for redemption this Wednesday.
Correct Score: 1-1
Goals Under 3.5